The footage contained in this collection is all of the raw footage from the entire project. These are the raw interviews as well as road footage of the couple with their dog Cheyenne and their turtle Myrtle, along with interviews and observations from their unique interview subjects, it also reflects their daily life and struggle and the geography of America.
Interview subjects included underground icons and artists to Christian ministers and Satanic strippers, retired teachers, artists, librarians, disgraced soldiers, and everything in between.
This was not a slick production, and there were no corporate sponsors. The trip was financed with odd jobs and sparse donations, it was done on a painful shoestring which meant sleeping in their car and menial labor. They began their journey with $180 in their pockets, no grants, and not a single credit card.
All of the footage in this collection was made from a little before November 4, 2007 until a little after November 4, 2008 - Election Day. It was captured by Shane and Amy Bugbee on a year long journey of truth seeking and discovery. They embarked on this life changing journey, for more than their own benefit, it was for the people of the world.
They wanted people to see the forgotten zip-codes and the whole of the American people usually ignored by the media and how they felt about the State of The Nation. It turned out, the "Average American" was not like the hated politicians, or the unscrupulous corporate kings, they were not the shallow celebrities on TV, and they were not the buffoonish citizens who tended to make the news.
Also in this collection, are the full length experimental FILM they made and the 500+ page BOOK they published in 2013.
Non-commercial use of this material is welcome, with credit given to Shane & Amy Bugbee. For commercial use please contact email@example.com
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